Hunters Hill Council has strongly opposed the plans from St Joseph’s College to build a new Gymnasium and massive Sports Complex. The College is wholly within a Hunters Hill Council’s heritage conservation area. The proposal fails to observe the basic heritage objectives set down in the Local Environment Plan and raises concerns due to its:
- height, scale and lack of setback from the college boundary for the proposed Basketball Complex
- removal of over 30 trees, several of local significance
- lack of compatibility with existing college buildings and loss of open space
- incompatibility with the character and amenity of the residential neighbourhood.
It also fails to present design excellence and there is no intention to contribute to a Voluntary Planning Agreement to benefit ratepayers.
The Minster for Planning has been requested to hold a public hearing. For more details you can read the Hunters Hill Trust’s submission.